November 18, 1999 |
Manhattan Realtor Charles Cohen fell in love with the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood at first sight. It was two years ago, and he had come to the WestWeek design festival at the center as part of his ongoing education to learn how design centers operate. "It looked so spectacular--I am a great admirer of architecture. I saw this giant blue and green Lego set, and it knocked me out!" he recalled by phone from his New York office. "I knew I wanted it."
October 14, 2010
Join the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pacific Design Center and Charles S. Cohen as they present a film festival called Counter Culture, Counter Cinema. The avant-garde festival is co-curated by David E. James and MM Serra and features films that explore the ongoing relationship between offbeat film and counter-culture ideas. SilverScreen Theater, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood. Times vary, Thu. to Sat. $8 to $10 individual tickets; $45 festival passes. (213)
June 28, 2008 |
Continuing an unusual tradition of including artists in its governance, L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art has elected conceptualist Barbara Kruger to its board of trustees. Kruger, a professor at UCLA, will join artists John Baldessari and Edward Ruscha, appointed a few years ago, and three other new members: Christopher V. Walker, a financial executive who founded Meridian Pacific Capital Partners and recently ended a 10-year tenure on the board at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Charles S. Cohen, a real estate developer; and Maurice Marciano, a fashion designer and co-founder of Guess Inc. MOCA also has announced the acquisition of 130 artworks purchased, donated or promised in 2007.
October 21, 2001
* Padres Contra El Cancer's second annual El Sueno de Esperanza Gala will honor Nydia Rojas, Marco Antonio Firebaugh and Renan Almendarez-Coello Wednesday at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Tickets $300. Call (323) 669-5469. * Habitat for Humanity-Los Angeles celebrates its 10th anniversary and honors the entertainment community at "Lights, Camera, Habitat," to be held Thursday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Tickets $750. Call (213) 975-9757. * B'nai B'rith International will honor Charles S.
March 14, 2000 |
The emerald-green addition to West Hollywood's Pacific Design Center became an instant landmark when it opened in 1988. But the nine-story Center Green Building proved better at attracting attention than tenants. It never matched the success of its equally dramatic neighbor, the "Blue Whale" building on Melrose Avenue, in attracting furniture showrooms and interior design firms. In fact, one floor has remained empty since the building opened.
February 14, 2013 |
The Rohauer Library has been legendary among cinephiles for decades. The collection of more than 700 titles, acquired by the late film archivist-producer-distributor Raymond Rohauer, is a treasure trove containing the classic silent comedies of Buster Keaton, the shorts and epics of D.W. Griffith, experimental films from such directors as Man Ray, Rudolph Valentino's final film, Lon Chaney's 1925 version of "The Phantom of the Opera" and even a...